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Simple user input in batch files

I was recently playing around with batch scripts (*.bat files) - but what I wanted to do with the script snowballed and I found I needed more functionality, the main one being to be able to execute commands based on user input.

Below is an example of the code I used to do this. This is for Windows NT based batch execution (i.e. any recent computer).

SET /P _inputname= Please enter an input:
IF "%_inputname%"=="OMG" GOTO :they_said_omg
ECHO No 'OMG'... frowny face :(
GOTO :end
ECHO You said OMG!